At the most southern point of Israel lies the beachfront destination of Eilat.
This little stretch of the Israel coast is squeezed between Taba in The Red Sea to the west and Aqaba in Jordan to the east. In its early days, Eilat was officially recognized as a town in 1959 with a population of 6,000. 50 Years on, the population had grown to 55,000 and it was firmly established on the tourist scene.
These days, people from Israel and other countries go to Eilat which has loads to offer you with a range of
hotels, shopping outlets in addition to bars, cafes and restaurants. Not surprisingly, there are a substantial number of fish places to eat as well as others offering Italian, American, Brazilian, Japanese, Israeli, Mexican, French, Chinese, Thai, Korean and Lebanese cuisine.
Eilat also has a tax-free status so for Israelis; it is a shopping heaven as they will not have to pay VAT now at 17%. The main shopping mall in Eilat is the Mall Hayam near to the beach front and has a vast range of shops.
During the night, Eilat comes alive and the Isrotel Wow Latino show is a Latin extravaganza. Wild music, dancers and virtuosos create an impressive atmosphere with artists engaging in spectacular routines. The show is perfect for the whole family and reduced prices are available for Isrotel Hotels’ guests.
Eilat is additionally on a migration path for hundreds of thousands of birds which means it's also a great choice for bird-watchers. The scenery nearly Eilat is dazzling with desert mountains ascending on both sides of the Syrian African Rift Valley.
In the Gulf of Aqaba, the sea life in Eilat is nothing short of impressive. There is a rich variety of coral, fish and more, scuba diving is popular with holidaymakers and visitors and for all those who are not qualified divers, snorkelling and glass bottomed boat trips are other great possible choices for observing the marine world. The Underwater Observatory will take you six metres under the ocean, enabling you to see the marine life as if you were in the water.
The Dolphin Reef is home to a group of Bottlenose dolphins and holidaymakers and visitors can witness these wonderful creatures in their natural surroundings. The dolphins are free to come and socialize with divers and snorkellers who reach Dolphin Reef to observe them. For all those who really don't want to get into the sea, floating piers and vantage points are available.
Consequently with all this and more to offer you, it is obvious to watch why Eilat Holidays are becoming an increasing number of sought after. With hotels to cater for all budgets, your Eilat holiday promises you a true “get away from it all” for the entire family.
Written and contributed by ratherton